Warm Swiss Chard, Bacon and Onion Dip


The holiday season may be over, but there’s still tons of great content in our Holiday Issue to get you through these bitterly cold days. This recipe for Warm Swiss Chard, Bacon and Onion Dip is just the thing to warm you up. And be sure to grab your copy of the issue for more scrumptious recipes like this one!

Warm Swiss Chard, Bacon and Onion Dip

By Amy Maltzan, adapted from Everyday Food

Serves 4-6

4 slices bacon, thinly sliced crosswise

1 medium yellow onion, diced medium

coarse salt, to taste

ground pepper, to taste

2 large bunches Swiss chard, de-stemmed and leaves coarsely chopped

1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

1 cup whole milk

1/2 cup sour cream

1 bar (8 ounces) cream cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Crostini, crudités, crackers or pita chips for serving

Preheat oven to 350º. In a large pot, cook bacon over medium heat until browned and crisp. Remove with slotted spoon to paper towels; pour off all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the pot.

Add onion to pot, season with salt and pepper, cook for several minutes until tender. Add chard leaves and cook, stirring occasionally, until it wilts completely and most of the water has evaporated from the pot.

Add flour, cook 30 seconds. Add milk, sour cream and cream cheese; stir over medium-low heat until cream cheese melts. Stir in bacon, 1/4 cup Parmesan, and adjust seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.

Pour mixture into baking dish; sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan over the top of the dip. Bake 14 minutes, then broil for an additional 3 minutes until browned on top and bubbly. Let cool slightly before serving.

Photo by Amy Maltzan

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